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- Student story: Overcoming the financial aid process as an obstacle to college
- Student story: Overcoming family obstacles to college
This student faced challenges with the financial aid process for college. Their parents' were mystified by the process and were not used to keeping financial records, which are important for financial aid applications. The student relied on their sister's experience and online research to complete financial aid forms like the CSS Profile, often filling in zeros or seeking answers elsewhere..
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- I'm a student from Bangladesh. Actually I'm very interested in studying Computer Science. Both University of Oxford and University of Cambridge really attract me. So I've a dream to study in one of the twos. Now, which university would you prefer?
Again, is there any chance for the students like us to cover some of the tution fees by doing a part time job?? I mean that would it be easy for us doing so to lessen the pressure that's on my family??(6 votes)
- Both are amazing universities. I really can't tell you which is better because it depends entirely on what you want from them. Of course you can pay for tuition through a job! While scholarships and financial aid are incredibly helpful in college applications, it may not cover the full tuition. I know many college students who have a part-time job while in college to help cover the costs.(9 votes)
- What about kids who are independent of their parents and applying for college? Will their parent's financial situation still affect them?(4 votes)
- Who do I ask for financial aid packet?(3 votes)
- Was it hard not having your parents to help?(3 votes)
- In some families, parents don't contribute to their kids education due to financial situations, housing situations, work management etc. This makes it hard for parents to find time with their kids and that is why some kids find it difficult to talk and start a conversation with their parents. Altogether, it is just a lack of communication between the kids and parents.(2 votes)
- i was wondering. if you had a dorm, do you pick a dorm partner or is it random. also is the dorm big?(2 votes)
- how much should we spend on university application fees, because we can't apply to so many colleges at a time because each application costs?(2 votes)
- That depends on your family's budget. However, if application fees are a concern, you can see a counselor at your school about a fee waiver. Some colleges allow students to apply for free, but not many. If you google it, you can probably find a list.(2 votes)
- What does a college application look like? Is it just a form asking about your self and your strengths?(2 votes)
- Different colleges may have different applications, and so might different states. For example, in the state of Texas, we have a common application - you can check it out here: https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX(2 votes)
- How get a financial aid (that is not a loan)?(2 votes)
- You have to apply for them. Tell your school counselor that you're looking for scholarships and grants and they'll help you.(2 votes)
- Who do I ask for financial aid packet?(1 vote)
- Access the web page of the college or university to which you wish to apply.
Click on the link for Admission and Aid (or the equivalent term that you'll find there, each school chooses its own terms).
Follow the links to the information that you'll need.(1 vote)